Executive Officer 

Clifton McEvoy, Executive Director (he/him)

Cliff benefited from similar peer-support services his entire life, especially after the loss of his father.  He has served in many nonprofit positions in Omaha to include program management and philanthropy as well as serving in the United States Air Force.  He is a proud Omahan, veteran, and dedicated nonprofit professional.  Cliff hopes that someday one of his three kids will say how they were instilled with the values of service and community like he was by his dad. 


Finance / Operations

Anica Marcum, Director of Operations (she/her)

The Collective for Hope has had a special place in Anica’s heart since 2009, when she was part of Ted E. Bear Hollow’s first Young Adults Group (YAG). From the moment she first started receiving services, she looked for opportunities to volunteer and join the staff. Often referred to as the agency’s glue, Anica’s rich background in customer service, financial processing and HR have been a gift to the agency. She  coordinates a majority of the organization’s operations and external education and training offerings. 



Sandy Lemen, Director of Programs (she/her)

Sandy Lemen joined The Collective for Hope in 2019 after the loss of her beloved nephew to suicide. She is also artist/maker of bereavement jewelry and gifts and you can find her on our maker-partner page. Her volunteerism, prior to joining The Collective for Hope’s team, included work in hospice and right here at The Collective for Hope. Sandy has a huge heart and a great talent for supporting the staff, contractors, and volunteers in her charge. You’ll find her managing the majority of the agency’s program contractors and volunteers and hosting our 8 Week Family Support Groups. 



Wendy Hill, Receptionist/Adult Group Coordinator (she/her)

Wendy first walked through the doors of The Collective For Hope, alongside her daughters in 2020 after the loss of her husband.
She now facilitates groups and is often the friendly voice on the other end of the line as our amazing receptionist. 
She’s fortunate to be here and finds great hope in The Collective For Hope community.


Program Contractors

Tanya Shute-Kadey, Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support Group Coordinator/Weighted Bears Program Lead

Wendy Hill, Adults Helping Adults & Suicide Loss Survivor Group Coordinator 

Zak Courtney and Zach Schaffer, Band of the Strong Youth Programming & Events

Rebecca Nichols, LMHP


Natalie Wallace/PJ Morgan Event Management 



Send cover letter and resume to Director of Operations, Anica Marcum: 

Read more below! (Posted 7/8/24) 




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